The SRC’s Accountability Double Standard Ruined Christmas

“A-ccount-a-bility.” This is the politician’s mating call. The word echoes from podium to podium on crisp June mornings, too noble-sounding to question and yet forever immeasurable. John Street in 2002 prescribed the state takeover of Philly’s schools as a “strong dose of accountability.” Lawmakers that now want to re-localize district control condemn the School Reform Read More …

After eight fraud convictions, Philly charter execs won’t disclose info on financial controls

Federal courts nationwide have convicted 30 charter school executives of fraud between 2005 and 2014. A solid percentage of those cases involved Philadelphia schools: two at Philadelphia Academy Charter School, two at Raising Horizons Quest Charter School, one at the Center for Economics and Law, one at Harambee Institute of Science and Technology and two at New Media Technology Charter School. More Read More …